The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

The Grace of Kings

The Dandelion Dynasty #1

Ken Liu

fiction fantasy adventurous challenging medium-paced

640 pages | first published 2015

Description

Two men rebel together against tyranny—and then become rivals—in this first sweeping book of an epic fantasy series from Ken Liu, recipient of Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards.Wily, charming Kuni Garu, a bandit, and stern, fearless Mata Zynd...
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Moods

adventurous 83%
challenging 48%
dark 32%
tense 32%
emotional 24%
reflective 21%
sad 18%
informative 16%
inspiring 10%
mysterious 10%
funny 8%
hopeful 8%
lighthearted 2%

Pace

slow 52%
medium 38%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 43% | A mix: 39% | Character: 17%

Strong character development?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 35% | No: 23%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 12% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 6%

Average rating

3.68